Trump administration staffer Lynne Patton made an appearance at the House Oversight Committee hearing on February 27, where Michael Cohen is now testifying before a panel. "They saw the circus. I've never been to the Czech Republic", Cohen said.
Armed with exhibits and corroborating documents, Cohen divulges, with startling frankness, sensitive information about subjects that have dogged the Trump presidency since inauguration: pay-offs to Stormy Daniels, the Democratic National Committee email leaks from WikiLeaks, the Russian Federation investigation, and, most tellingly, Trump's very character - if the public were looking for spice, they got it. He pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations involving illegal hush money and falsely testifying to Congress that Trump Tower Moscow negotiations had ended before the campaign.
Michael Cohen before the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
Cohen described a widespread culture of lying around Trump, as he sought to explain why he stayed by the President's side for so long.
Cohen also took aim at a fellow personal lawyer for Trump.
In one revelation, Cohen said prosecutors in NY were investigating conversations Trump or his advisers had with him after his office and hotel room were raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last April. "None", Cummings said after the hearing. In two months, Cohen will begin serving a three-year prison sentence.
The U.S. president said he was "a little impressed" his former personal attorney didn't lie about collusion with Russian Federation in an otherwise untruthful testimony.
He said Wednesday's testimony by his former lawyer before a House of Representatives committee that Mr Trump was a racist and conman was "incorrect".
In the claim that circled closest to Mueller's probe, Cohen said he was present when Stone phoned Trump to inform him that WikiLeaks was preparing to publish emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee. "And yet I continued to work for him".
Cohen said he had no direct evidence that Trump or his campaign colluded with Moscow during the election campaign.
Still, on the key issue of whether Trump worked with the Russians to get elected - Cohen delivered no knock-out blow.
Cohen spent almost six hours telling the House committee about his decade as Trump's personal attorney. He said he was left with the unmistakable impression Trump wanted him to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project, though the president never directly told him so.
Cohen provided what he said was evidence of reimbursements he received from the president for hush money the lawyer has admitted paying to a porn star who says she had an affair with Mr Trump.
Cohen spoke about an incident when Mr Trump's son, Donald Jr, walked behind his father's desk and told him in a low voice: "The meeting is all set".
"Mr Trump directed the Trump Foundation, which is supposed to be a charitable organization, to repay the fake bidder".
"Lying to the First Lady is one of my biggest regrets", Cohen said.
The 52-year-old was convicted last year by NY federal prosecutors of campaign finance violations and tax evasion and by special counsel Robert Mueller of lying to Congress about Trump Organization plans in Moscow.
But Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) charged that GOP committee members were angry because Cohen "stopped lying to Congress for the president". Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) referred Cohen to the U.S. Justice Department for a possible perjury charge, in a letter they sent to the DOJ on Thursday.
He repeatedly said he was remorseful for the crimes he committed.
Arenado's agent, Joel Wolfe, said his client never expressed any apprehension about the potential of facing free agency. From a payroll vantage point, the Arenado contract will further push the Rox into franchise-record territory.
The results - including for a parliamentary election that ran alongside - will be announced in the early part of next week. The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the elections held in many parts of the country.
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., it has gotten some lip service from presidential hopefuls in the Senate, including Sens. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders co-sponsored the deal but has not said definitively whether he will run in 2020.
Meanwhile, Indian media reported attacks on Kashmiri students or businesses in various parts of North India . Khan said that if any militant group was using Pakistani soil to launch attacks , "its enmity is with us".
Beyond that, though, the law doesn't say what constitutes a national emergency or impose any other limits on the president. What is a declaration of a national emergency? "We are prepared, we knew something like this might happen".
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Picture: Snapchat Jordyn Woods featured in Kylie's snapchat just hours after allegedly cheating with her sisters partner. Shortly after the story was published, Thompson tweeted a cryptic message, that has since been deleted.
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